Red & Black Fall Classic: DeKalb, IL - September 16, 2023

Select a year:

Grand Champion: John Hersey

Links: Recap

Field 1A:

31.250 Marengo (Music, Visual, GE)

25.400 Rockford

Field 2A:

48.100 Batavia (Visual, GE)

46.000 Kaneland (Music)

39.900 A.A. Stagg

Field 3A:

49.650 DeKalb (Music, Visual, GE)

48.100 Yorkville

Field 4A:

54.200 John Hersey (Music, Visual, GE)

49.300 Normal

Contact Information:

Kate Ferguson
Festival Website



The Red & Black Fall Classic at Northern Illinois University’s Huskie Stadium is a fantastic opportunity to showcase your band in one of the best venues in the Midwest. Give your students the opportunity to perform on the big stage, while getting valuable feedback from nationally recognized adjudicators.

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Festival Address: 1201 North Stadium Drive, DeKalb, IL 60115

Performance Schedule:

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Class 1A
6:00 PM: Marengo

Class 2A
6:15 PM: Kaneland
6:30 PM: Batavia
6:45 PM: A.A. Stagg

7:00 PM: Break

Class 3A
7:30 PM: DeKalb
7:45 PM: Yorkville

Class 4A
8:00 PM: Normal
8:15 PM: John Hersey

8:30 PM: NIU Huskie Marching Band

8:45 PM: Awards

Last Updated On: 09-06-2023